Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Colorado areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,140
25th Percentile Wage
$53,260
50th Percentile Wage
$69,060
75th Percentile Wage
$92,040
90th Percentile Wage
$120,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.26
25th Percentile Wage
$25.60
50th Percentile Wage
$33.20
75th Percentile Wage
$44.25
90th Percentile Wage
$58.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.01. The median hourly salary is $33.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.26.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,0602.07%5.04%
201567,6300.24%-
201467,4703.08%-
201365,390-0.29%-
201265,580--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Colorado ranges from $55,850 to $71,410. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $71,410. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $69,670). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$71,410
Boulder
$69,670
Colorado Springs
$67,990
Greeley
$65,760
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$63,840
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$58,920
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$58,810
Fort Collins-Loveland
$58,700
Pueblo
$56,680
Grand Junction
$55,990
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$55,850


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